Prof. Han Gardeniers
Han (J.G.E.) Gardeniers, after receiving MSc and PhD degrees from Radboud University Nijmegen, started as an assistant professor in the field of Micromechanical Tranducers at the University of Twente in 1990, and spent sabbaticals at University College London (1993) and Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh (1995). From 2001 till 2003 he was active as senior scientist in industry, first at Kymata Ltd./Alcatel Optronics and later at Micronit Microfluidics. In 2003 he rejoined the University of Twente, as an associate professor with the Biosensors/Lab-on-a-Chip Group. In 2004 he received a prestigeous VICI grant from NWO-STW on the topic “Exciting chemistry in microreactors”. Since January 2007 he is full professor at the University of Twente. He leads the research chair “Mesoscale Chemical Systems” which focuses on micro and nanofabrication, microreactors with alternative activation mechanisms (e.g. ultrasound or plasma) and microfluidic systems for chemical analysis (LC & NMR on chip).